Pleasant Lane Farms announced plans for a multi-phase
Today, we will be hosting Pennsylvania Agriculture
Secretary Russell Redding as we share the plans for our Phase I 5000 sq. ft. multi-purpose agriculture facility that will host our Farmstead Cheesemaking facility (The Creamery), an integrated learning laboratory (The Learning Lab), and space for our future robotic milking project.
The creamery will feature over 2000 sq. ft of cheesemaking, packaging space, aging and storage rooms.
We have partnered with Sanitary Design Industries and the legendary Neville McNaughton (a.k.a Dr. Cheese) to assist with our plant design and cheesemaking processes.
Our cheesemaking facilities will allow us to replicate weather conditions from around the world, enabling us to make and age artisan cheeses in a repeatable high-quality process.
We plan to offer various cheese curd flavors, Colby, Cheddar, Gouda, Quark, and other speciality cheeses.
Once we are up and running, we will also offer bespoke cheesemaking services to other small family farms.
In addition to The Creamery, we are also announcing a first of its kind integrated learning laboratory. This space will be used to host school tours, cheesemaking classes, 4-H meetings, and other agricultural learning activities.
In addition to The Learning Lab, our facility will feature tour areas to view the cheesemaking process from cow-to-cheese including future access to our robotic milking system.
We would like to especially thank the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for supporting this project via a grant awarded to us as part of the PA Dairy Investment Program, the Center for Dairy Excellence who provided a transition planning grant that helped us accelerate our plant design and business plan, and the PA Veteran Farming Project for their guidance and support.